Railway Stations Opened

Eighty seven railway stations have been added to the  UK national railway network since 1st January 2000. All of these railway stations are listed in chronological order below with the date that they opened.

If you are looking for proposed railway stations that have not yet opened, the proposed opening dates page can be found here.

Number of railway stations open in the UK

The number of railway stations open on the national railway network is a matter of discussion because the status of some are unclear and there are different interpretations on inclusion.

The number of railway stations that this site counts as open and active is 2,566.

This is explained below.

Source of data

Office of Rail and Road utilise data returned by the train operators through the national ticketing system and publish their number as part of the estimates of station usage annually in November/December for the previous financial year (April-March). This data includes all stations served during that financial year including any that close. On 25 November 2021, the Office of Rail and Road stated that there were 2,570 stations in 20/21. This figure is then updated with any stations that open or close and then make an adjustment to account for stations whose position is unclear.

Stations that have opened

No railway stations have opened since 1 April 2021

Included in the ORR data

This website removes four railway stations that the ORR counts:

  • Corfe Castle and Bishops Lydeard are on heritage railways with mainline connections and have received regular trains on a weekly basis run by train operating companies in previous years. These trains did not operate in 20/21 and none have yet operated during 21/22. These two stations were included in the 21/22 stations usage chart but they were not counted as active stations. They were not allocated a zero in the statistics
  • Sampford Courtenay was not reopened as part of the restoration of railway services on the Okehampton railway and there are no plans to restore services
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 railway station is currently closed for the foreseeable future. It is expected that the railway station will reopen when normal airline services ramp up 

Not included in the ORR data

There are also other railway stations that are regularly brought up when the number of railway stations in the country are brought up:

  • Manchester United Football Ground has not been served by trains since 2018 at the request of the Football club. Regular railway services for events or football matches are not expected to occur in the future
  • IBM and Redcar British Steel have had their services removed indefinitely, although there is an expectation that both could reopen as part of redevelopment of former industrial sites near to both stations. Neither of these stations have gone through a formal closure process
  • Norton Fitzwarren railway station was served by a GWR operated shuttle on 3 August 2019. It is not counted in the number of opened stations
  • Barlaston and Wedgwood had their services withdrawn in 2004 and have not been included in the estimates for station usage for many years
  • Angel Road was formally closed before Meridian Water opened and is effectively treated as its replacement

Table of recently opened railway stations

This table does not include the railway stations that have been opened in Northern Ireland, light rail/rapid transit systems or heritage railway lines although this website provides updates on railway stations in these categories.

Railway Station Date Year
Bow Street 14/02/2021 2021
Kintore 15/10/2020 2020
Horden 29/06/2020 2020
Worcestershire Parkway 23/02/2020 2020
Robroyston 15/12/2019 2019
Warrington West 15/12/2019 2019
Bishops Lydeard 27/07/2019 2019
Meridian Water 03/06/2019 2019
Maghull North 18/06/2018 2018
Corfe Castle 18/05/2018 2018
Kenilworth 30/04/2018 2018
Cambridge North 21/05/2017 2017
Ilkeston 02/04/2017 2017
Low Moor 02/04/2017 2017
Edinburgh Gateway 11/12/2016 2016
Kirkstall Forge 19/06/2016 2016
Lea Bridge 15/05/2016 2016
Bermuda Park 18/01/2016 2016
Coventry Arena 18/01/2016 2016
Apperley Bridge 13/12/2015 2015
Cranbrook 13/12/2015 2015
Oxford Parkway 26/10/2015* 2015
Eskbank 06/09/2015 2015
Galashiels 06/09/2015 2015
Gorebridge 06/09/2015 2015
Newtongrange 06/09/2015 2015
Shawfair 06/09/2015 2015
Stow 06/09/2015 2015
Tweedbank 06/09/2015 2015
Newcourt 04/06/2015 2015
Ebbw Vale Town 17/05/2015 2015
Pye Corner 14/12/2014 2014
James Cook University Hospital 18/05/2014 2014
Energlyn and Churchill Park 08/12/2013 2013
Stratford Upon Avon Parkway 19/05/2013 2013
Conon Bridge 08/02/2013 2013
Fishguard and Goodwick 14/05/2012 2012
Armadale 04/11/2011 2011
Buckshaw Parkway 03/10/2011 2011
Southend Airport 18/07/2011 2011
Caldercruix 13/02/2011 2011
Blackridge 12/12/2010 2010
Dalston Junction 27/04/2010 2010
Haggerston 27/04/2010 2010
Hoxton 27/04/2010 2010
Shoreditch High Street 27/04/2010 2010
Stratford International 30/11/2009 2009
Workington North 30/11/2009 2009
Imperial Wharf 28/09/2009 2009
Laurencekirk 18/05/2009 2009
Corby 23/02/2009 2009
East Midlands Airport Parkway 26/01/2009 2009
Aylesbury Vale Parkway 14/12/2008 2008
Shepherds Bush 29/09/2008 2008
Crosskeys 07/06/2008 2008
Mitcham Eastfields 02/06/2008 2008
Alloa 19/05/2008 2008
Llanhilleth 27/04/2008 2008
Heathrow Terminal 5 27/03/2008 2008
Ebbw Vale Parkway 06/02/2008 2008
Newbridge 06/02/2008 2008
Risca and Pontyminster 06/02/2008 2008
Rogerstone 06/02/2008 2008
Llanharan 09/12/2007 2007
Ebbsfleet International 19/11/2007 2007
Coleshill Parkway 19/08/2007 2007
Liverpool South Parkway 11/06/2006 2006
Chatelherault 11/12/2005 2005
Larkhall 11/12/2005 2005
Merryton 11/12/2005 2005
Kelvindale 26/09/2005 2005
Llantwit Major 10/06/2005 2005
Rhoose 10/06/2005 2005
Gartcosh 09/05/2005 2005
Chandlers Ford 18/05/2003 2004
Glasshoughton 21/02/2005 2004
Edinburgh Park 04/12/2003 2003
Brunstane 03/06/2002 2002
Newcraighall 03/06/2002 2002
Beauly 15/04/2002 2002
Howwood 12/03/2001 2001
Warwick Parkway 08/10/2000 2000
Lea Green 17/09/2000 2000
Wavertree Technology Park 13/08/2000 2000
Brighouse 29/05/2000 2000
Dunfermline Queen Margaret 25/01/2000 2000
Luton Airport Parkway 21/11/1999 1999
Braintree Freeport 08/11/1999 1999
Horwich Parkway 30/05/1999 1999
West Brompton 30/05/1999 1999
Drumfrochar 24/05/1998 1998
Dalgety Bay 28/03/1998 1998
Euxton Balshaw Lane 15/12/1997 1997
Camelon 04/10/1994 1994
Prestwick International Airport 05/09/1994 1994
Sanquhar 27/06/1994 1994
Wallyford 13/06/1994 1994
Shirebrook 24/05/1998 1998
Langwith-Whaley Thorns 24/05/1998 1998
Creswell 24/05/1998 1998
Whitwell 24/05/1998 1998
Kirkby in Ashfield 17/11/1996 1996
Mansfield 20/11/1995 1995
Mansfield Woodhouse 20/11/1995 1995
Sutton Parkway 20/11/1995 1995
Hucknall 17/05/1993 1993
Newstead 17/05/1993 1993
Bulwell 24/05/1994 1994

* Station opened for preview services on 25/10/2015

4 comments

    1. Hi Antony,

      There are a couple of lists that I would recommend looking at.

      National Rail Enquiries maintain a list. However, it may not have been updated with the railway stations opened this year.

      Wikipedia maintain a good list that appears to be up to date.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers

      Peter

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